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  •  Our best hope (2+ / 0-)
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    FishOutofWater, mattakar

    Global economic collapse. Just 1/10 snark there.

    The darkness drops again but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? William Butler Yeats

    by deepsouthdoug on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:49:40 PM PST

    •  Pandemic. Starvation. (0+ / 0-)

      The number one issue is overpopulation, it drives the energy needs (and everything else). Not a cheerful thought. I'm pretty sure that we can't get emission increases for another 40 years, because by that point an enormous number of people are going to be starving.

      Though perhaps the efforts to fight the heat with more air conditioners and drought with desalinization will keep energy use high.

      •  No. The number one issue is US. (0+ / 0-)

        We are the most wasteful users of energy in the world. On a per capita basis, we use more energy than most of the rest of the planet combined, right here in the US of A.

        Population is its own problem for other reasons, but it is NOT the biggest contributor to global warming.

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